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Pair of Brass Lamps by Frederick Cooper

$1,800 per set

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Stunning pair of decorative table lamps by noted lamp maker Frederick Cooper. These lamps have ribbed cylindrical bodies of patinated brass. Both are in very good, original and working condition, they accept standard size screw in bulbs, shades not included. Both retain original Frederick Cooper labels. Total height 28 x height to top of brass body 15 x diameter 8 inch.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Diameter: 8 in. (20.32 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Hollywood Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s-1980s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good, original and working condition. Brass finish show some patina, normal and consistent with age. Shades not included.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU978719601262

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    Ships From: Cohoes, NY
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About the Maker

Frederick Cooper

In the early 20th century, a Chicago artist named Frederick Cooper found himself captivated by home lighting and electric lamps, which were only common in approximately half of American households during the mid-1920s. Cooper, whose primary media were sculpture and painting, began to design stately, modern table lamps that mirrored the grandeur of the burgeoning architecture in the Windy City.

Cooper accrued some notoriety as a forward-looking lamp designer who combined materials like brass, ceramics, glass and wood to create exquisitely crafted lamps, particularly at a time when the striking chrome finishes and sharp geometric angles of Art Deco lighting had become immensely popular.

The Frederick Cooper Lamp Company was eventually sold to Benjamin Markle and Russian immigrant Leo Gershanov. Under their stewardship after the Second World War, the manufacturer flourished in Chicago and the local lighting artisans at Stiffel gained a formidable competitor. The timing was particularly ripe — the demand for table lamps to furnish new houses exploded, and the company built on Cooper’s artistic reputation and his signature styles.

Lighting designers at Frederick Cooper innovated in the years that followed, integrating alluring materials like glazed ceramics, painted porcelain, marble and jade. Apart from the classic Art Deco designs that defined the studio’s work in its early days, the company’s craftsmen experimented with Asian-inspired designs and produced floor lamps, wall lights, modernist chandeliers and other fixtures in varying furniture styles such as Neoclassical, Hollywood Regency and Empire.

Now owned by Wildwood, the Frederick Cooper Lamp Company has collaborated with many high-profile designers such as Larry Laslo, Mario Buatta and others on a range of lighting projects.

Find an extraordinary collection of Frederick Cooper floor lamps, table lamps and other fixtures on 1stDibs.

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